Remember the days when you traded items with your friends at recess or on the bus? What did you trade?
Around the time I was in second grade, stickers were a big thing. There were many different kinds to collect and we had names for them all: fuzzies, oilies, shinies, etc. “Oilies” were worth more than fuzzies, fuzzies more than shinies, and sometimes you might have to part with several fuzzies to get 1 oily. And, of course, the Sandylion brand of stickers were top of the line.
Though my sticker book is collecting dust in the basement—Yes, I loved it so much it made it into the “things from childhood to keep” pile—I realize that today I am collecting a different kind of sticker: the Badge.
Badges can be earned for various reasons, but all mine have to do with writing in some way. So, welcome to my virtual “sticker book!”